Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Café Maure
Enjoy thé à la menthe and sticky pastries in the shade of this peaceful mosque.
Cinéma du Panthéon | Salon du thé
Aside from the film programming, the venue's other highlight is the salon du thé above the theatre. One of us actually lived next door before discovering this spot—a genuine hidden hideout.
La Charlotte de l’Isle
This enchanting chocolate shop is a place of fairy-tales.
La Galerie des Gobelins
An exquisite pastry den from the prestigious Plaza Athenee.
La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise
An old school Parisian bistro, La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise has red-and-white checked tablecloths, free-flowing wine, and a menu of meaty classics.
Ladurée
Enter a world of pure opulence dreamy pastries and equisite decor.
Le Bal Café
The British brunch is injected with extraordinary French produce to deliver an unpretentious, fresh and, above all satisfying taste experience at Le Bal Café.
Le Terroir Parisien
Chef Yannick Alleno turns his Michelin-starred talent to offering affordable, creative bistro fare at Le Terroir Parisien at the Maison de la Mutualité.
Les Deux Abeilles
This charming Parisian boite brings a bit of old-school kitsch to the standard café experience. As for the food, everything is made in-house, from tomato tarts to the trays of madeleines.
Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
Pamela Popo
Found in the Marais, Pamela Popo is a stylish book-lined bistro offering indoor and al fresco dining, with a menu of delicious French dishes.
Renoma Café Gallery
Reasonably priced light meals and tasty cocktails attract the local fashionistas.
Wanderlust
The Seine-side Wanderlust has finally brought some spark to the neglected 13th arrondissement. Since its founding, it’s quickly become the spot to drink, snack, and dance on the Austerlitz end of the river. 

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